The Siege of Krishnapur by J. G. (James Gordon) Farrell

The Siege of Krishnapur by J. G. (James Gordon) Farrell

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In the Spring of 1857, with India on the brink of a violent and bloody mutiny, Krishnapur is a remote town on the vast North Indian plain. For the British there, life is orderly and genteel. Then the sepoys at the nearest military cantonment rise in revolt and the British community retreats with shock into the Residency. They prepare to fight for their lives with what weapons they can muster. As food and ammunition grow short, the Residency, its defences battered by shot and shell and eroded by the rains, becomes ever more vulnerable. The Siege of Krishnapur is a modern classic of narrative excitement that also digs deep to explore some fundamental questions of civilisation and life.

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SKU GOR001221283
Title The Siege of Krishnapur
Author By (author) J. G. (James Gordon) Farrell
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Orion Publishing Co
Year Published 1996
Number of Pages 400
ISBN 10 1857994914
ISBN 13 9781857994919
Edition N/A
Prizes Shortlisted for Best of the Booker 2008.
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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In the Spring of 1857, with India on the brink of a violent and bloody mutiny, Krishnapur is a remote town on the vast North Indian plain. For the British there, life is orderly and genteel. Then the sepoys at the nearest military cantonment rise in revolt and the British community retreats with shock into the Residency. They prepare to fight for their lives with what weapons they can muster. As food and ammunition grow short, the Residency, its defences battered by shot and shell and eroded by the rains, becomes ever more vulnerable. The Siege of Krishnapur is a modern classic of narrative excitement that also digs deep to explore some fundamental questions of civilisation and life.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR001221283
Title The Siege of Krishnapur
Author By (author) J. G. (James Gordon) Farrell
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Orion Publishing Co
Year Published 1996
Number of Pages 400
ISBN 10 1857994914
ISBN 13 9781857994919
Edition N/A
Prizes Shortlisted for Best of the Booker 2008.
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No

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